Terrorism in Egypt?

Jan 15th, 2002, 05:52 AM
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Sal and Belinda, Thank you for restoring my confidence about Egypt. My husband and I are scheduled to leave for Egypt this coming Friday. Do you both have any helpful hints for us? Is it appropriate for a woman to wear capri pants over there?
Jan 15th, 2002, 10:57 AM
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2 things - first, an observation. Belinda has been to Egypt since 9/11, Sal last year. I also went last year and it was the most memorable trip of my life. I am not sure if I would go today. Second: I wore loose cotton capri pants and found they were a great compromise (in the heat) between inappropriate shorts and annoying long pants. Have a great trip. I will return to Egypt some day (but many other places to go to for the first time)
Jan 16th, 2002, 04:42 AM
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i can understand your fear to come to Egypt now but i can assure u that it is perfectly safe. people on this thread have pointed rightly that tourism is of major importance to us. the 11 sept. events have affected us greatly. as an egyptian, i do not see any threat whatsoever for tourists. i have just come back from sharm el sheik and the security is pretty tight in airports and also there was a lot of tourists there enjoying the sun and the numereous activities that the place offers. there is no differentiation between american, european and asian.
Jan 17th, 2002, 08:09 AM
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Interesting thread. It's not surprising that western tourists would be apprehensive about travel to Egypt and the middle east right now, given recent events and also the extensive media coverage about anti-western sentiment and hostility from the arab 'street'.

However, although many do support the means and ends of the terrorists in the Arab world including egypt, we should not label all egyptians and arabs in this way.

I am sure there are millions and millions of decent people in Egypt and other arab countries who are horrified at the vicious terror murders of thousands of innocent civilians and who support the civilized world's war on terror and those evil men who wage it, like Bin Laden, Sadaam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat.

The west welcomes the support of decent people throughout the Arab world in the struggle against this cancerous scourge of humanity.
Jan 24th, 2002, 04:39 AM
go there!
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My husband and I went to Cairo and Soma Bay in October and had a fabulous time. The people were so nice - I actually left a drawer full of clothes and the hotel manager brought them to Germany with her and mailed them home to me from there at her own expense. We felt very safe - if you think the security at airports in the US is high- wait till you see Cairo.

We had the hotels pick us up and take us to the airports, as well as provide a driver for the sights. It is not that expensive and you feel safer. Well worth it.

By the way, the massacre was on 35 mostly Swiss tourists - and I live in Zurich. Plenty of Swiss go there without a second thought.

In my humble opinion there are always reasons not to visit places...but look at all the US people that sneak visits to Cuba by going through Mexico? Or the people that still visit the Orient despite the sweatshops? The Middle East just happens to be in the forefront of everyone's mind.

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